Perfection. Innocent. Pure and undefiled is how the world stood. It was beautifully unmarked and untainted from heaven’s sky to the dirt on the ground.
Then came sin with all the diseases that follow its wrong course. There was now pain and sorrow, hurtfulness and despair. Perfection has been injured. What was beautiful has received a scar. The world was fallen – utterly torn apart (Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12).
Torn apart from its innocence. Pure no more.
Torn apart from its Maker. What would happen now?
Would He turn away and erase it all? Could the shattered love that spoke of its good still see hope in the end?
God didn’t leave the fallen world without an answer to its depravity. He refused to forget His love for the ones He made. He made a choice and had a plan to redeem what was broken. In Jesus Christ, He had the cure: “Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father” (Gal. 1:4).
We can look around and measure the world by the wickedness we see. Or we can look at how much grace was bestowed on you and me.
In the world, we were far from perfect or right. In the world, we too groped like people in the night. But His plan shone a light to help us see that this is not the end of the story for us or humanity (Jn. 3:16).
Friend, if you have fallen, may your eyes upon Him turn. He has not forgotten you. God is waiting for your return. There is salvation ready in His redemptive plan. Something that could never be earned by any woman or man. But because His love for us is so real, His only begotten Son became our everlasting seal:
“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel . . .” (Col. 1:19-23)
When we believe, we are redeemed, covered by the ransom’s cost which His holy and undefiled blood has bought (1 Pet. 1:18-19). That is the truth you must grasp today. The question is, will you accept the Gift that saves (2 Cor. 9:15; Jn. 3:16)?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Jesus said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
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